get a grip on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of get a grip on

: to gain a good understanding of
  • He can't seem to get a grip on calculus.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

grip play
  1. : to seize or hold firmly

  2. : to hold the interest of strongly

  1. : a strong or tenacious grasp

  2. : strength in gripping

  3. : manner or style of gripping


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up get a grip on? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!